Kent State alumna killed in hit-and-run

Photo from Facebook

Jimmy Miller

Kent State graduate Ali Fuhrman, 24, was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after a hit-and-run car accident in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania.

According to reports from Erie News Now and, Fuhrman was riding in the passenger seat of her father’s car around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning when they collided with another sedan.

Coroner Lyell Cook told Erie News Now that Fuhrman died immediately in the accident. Her father was taken to a nearby hospital and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Police later identified and located the driver that fled, 29-year-old Matthew Gerrans, and an investigation is ongoing. Charges against the driver are also pending.

Fuhrman, who graduated in 2014, was a member of Kent State’s Delta Gamma sorority, which posted a Facebook status in her honor. Students also painted the campus rock with light-blue paint and Ali’s name in white lettering Sunday.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Fuhrman and her family. It has raised more than $5,000 in six hours.

According to Facebook, she was a talent booking coordinator at PS-Stearns Inc., a marketing company in Erie, Pennsylvania.

She was a former bartender at Brewhouse, according to a Facebook post.

Friends remembered Furhman on social media. 

Follow @KentWired on Twitter for updates on the investigation.

Contact Jimmy Miller at [email protected]